This humorous little book is uplifting in more ways than one.

Tomorrow's Schools Today



A wordless picture book that celebrates making the best out of any situation.


  • Description

    It’s a stormy day.
    You lose your hat.
    You chase it.
    The wind picks you up, and next thing you know, you’re flying! Like a bird!

    A wordless picture book.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Germany
    Reader Age 2-5 year, 5-7 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Good Reading, March 2011

      It’s such a windy day. You button up your coat, tie on your scarf but what about your hat?

      The wind whips it away and you give chase. But the wind is so strong. It picks you up and you fly – past the church steeple, over the ocean, across the green fields. Like a bird. Like an aeroplane. Then BUMP, just as you are enjoying yourself, down you come, back onto the sand.

      Right in front of your hat.

      This gorgeous little book with its exquisite illustrations conjures up the utter joy of flying. There are no words until the very last page where our delighted free flyer jumps onto a box and shouts his request to the wind, ‘AGAIN!’

    2. Little Treasures, November 2010

      German illustrator and author Peter Schossow has created a delightful scenario in this nearly wordless book. A gentleman goes for a walk on a stormy day, his hat blows off and, as he chases it, he gets blown away himself. Children and adults alike will enjoy these amusing illustrations and the twist at the end of the tale (or should that be gale?).

    3. Around the Bookshops, November 2010

      Down on the seashore, on a stormy day, a worried man of indeterminate age loses his hat, is picked up by the wind and thrown into the air. His anxiety turns to delight as he experiences all the wonderful sensations and experiences of hang gliding until dumped on the ground once more, he cries out the only word in the book – ‘again’. A treasure trove of opportunity for a creative writing class or just to look at for fun.

    4. Magpies magazine, November 2010

      More! is a wordless (almost) picture book that truly supports the theory that less is more. It has been created in a small format with only one word, ‘Again’, a synonym for the title and a lovely reminder of a childhood expression. Award-winning German illustrator Peter Schossow expertly captures the mood with minimal use of colour, using variations in tone and a few changes of character expression and body language to tell a great tale of making the most of what you are dealt. The adult character is within a miserable environment, he has an ‘uplifting’ experience and his whole demeanour transforms to the point where he openly communicates the emotion of wanting more. Categorising More! is a difficult task as it can be read at different levels, from the simplistic view of early childhood, to an adult interpretation, it is just one of those books we must have, a little books with a big message about the ups and downs of life.

    5. Parents in Touch UK, December 2010

      An enchanting, almost wordless, picture book in mini-hardback format. What happens when you lose your hat and chase after it? Why, you start to fly of course! Gecko Press issue ‘Curiously good books from around the world’ and it is wonderful to have the opportunity to tap into some of the great new books being released around the world. It’s a super initiative and I hope that many more books are brought to the British market this way.

    6., December 2010

      A book of few words, well one to be precise, this cute little tale of making the best of any situation won’t fail to bring a smile to your face, and perhaps even a chuckle.

    7. The Bookbag UK, December 2010

      What happens when the wind blows off your hat, and you chase it along the beach? This sweet, short little book has only one word (and that comes on the very last page), but it still manages to tell an imaginative story!

      There are only a few pages to the book, and it has a small format, but there is something charming about the tale being told. A man is walking along the beach when his hat is blown off in the wind. He sets out to chase it, but is then lifted into the air by the wind, higher and higher, over the sea, over fields, and then he realises that he’s flying. Just as he begins to enjoy himself he is back over the beach and comes down to the sand with a bump, right next to his hat! The final scene sees our man standing on top of an old wooden box, looking into the wind and saying ‘Again’!

      The concept of ‘again’ is one that will be familiar to all parents and carers of small children, and the story certainly charmed my little girl. It requires a little more effort on the part of the reader, since without words you need to fill in the action of what’s happening and help the child to understand the pictures. However, it’s worth it as it’s an enjoyable story and we read it several times over. (Again! Again!) I think the story works perfectly for adults, too, who can easily grasp the action and spend time instead enjoying the design of the illustrations. The colours are perhaps more muted than most little children are used to, but I think it’s good for children to be exposed to lots of different styles of artwork rather than throwing primary coloured cartoon animals at them all the time. We certainly enjoyed looking at them, thinking together about what was happening and how the man was feeling.

      It’s a humorous book; seeing the man chase after his hat, imagining his shock at flying up in the air and his final longing request to do it again. Being only a very little story I shall make this just a short review…it’s great – read it!

    8. ’50 Best Children’s Books of 2010′, NZ Listener, December 2010

      The exhilarating, near-wordless translation of Peter Schossow’s MORE is something Gecko does so well – a lovely, hold-in-the-hand picture book. The wind takes a man’s hat, blowing him and his dog along … and suddenly they’re flying. He tumbles to earth only to shout that triumphant child’s refrain: ‘Again!’

    9. Tomorrow’s Schools Today, October 2010

      They say a picture tells a thousand words, and More! proves it, having only one word in the entire book, but through pictures making it easy for readers to understand.. It is the delightful, enchanting and imaginative tale of what can happen in a gale when a man tries to pick up the hat that has been blown off his head. He chases after it, when he too becomes airborne, travelling high in the sky and far away over land and sea.

      Will he ever come back down to ground safely, and what would you say if you do?

      More! Is a fun read for young and old. It particularly encourages children to use and develop their imagination. Most of all, this humorous little book is uplifting in more ways than one.

    10. Magpies Magazine,, August 2010

      The format is a small book able to be comfortably held by small hands but the (almost) wordless content is a book that can be enjoyed from zero to infinity.

      A man is out walking on a beach on a windy day. The wind sweeps up scraps of paper and rubbish, flinging them high in the air. He tucks his head down and forces his way through the wind. His hat blows away, and suddenly he finds himself up in the air, blown away, above a lighthouse, far over a ship, high in the sky. At first he is alarmed but then we can see his expression changing. Finally he sweops back down to the beach and lands on the sand. Only now, on the final page, he climbs on a box and utters a single word.

      Peter Schossow’s delightfully humorous pictures capture the delight of this unexpected experience, making this a cheerful pick-me-up of a book.

    11. Daily News Taranaki, August 2010

      This small-format, hardback picture book has only one word and it comes right at the end. While walking on the beach on a stormy day, the man’s hat is blown away. While trying to chase it, he too is caught by the wind and experiences flying. Brought back to earth again (with his hat), he perches on a crate, looks optimistically upwards and utters that one word: Again!

      … it is a wonderfully understated delight for sophisticated older preschoolers through to adults.

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